Reaction was obviously swift, furious and focused, and now the Metropolitan Opera has sent word that Opera News will indeed continue to review new Met productions. An emailed statement came from Lee Abrahamian: May 22, 2012 Opera News Will Continue to Review Metropolitan Opera Productions In view of the outpouring … Continue Reading The Met Relents
The Seattle Opera website has taken up discussion of an Opera News article I wrote about opera education. They take issue with my arguments, and they take issue in smart, reasoned and interesting ways. Here’s a link.
Sorry folks, if you’re visiting to find out more about the Obama as Joker poster, this is the right website but the wrong post. This post is for the opera crowd, who are busy bees on the internet bulletin board circuit. That’s the subject of a short essay I wrote … Continue Reading Where does the hate come from?
Although ultimate victory against the Evil Doers is as certain today as it was when we first joined battle against this merciless and implacable foe, it is my unfortunate duty to inform you that there have been certain small and temporary setbacks in the War against Deadlines. We are not discouraged … Continue Reading Let us continue the glorious march!
Opera News has very kindly given web access to a story I wrote for their July issue, in which I compare fanboy culture to opera culture: Fanboys are not always boys, and they’re not exclusively male. They are fanatical, deeply knowledgeable about their obsessions (sci-fi, video games, anime, comics), and … Continue Reading Educating the privileged elite
Opera News has placed online my recent story about Mahler, who despite being one of the greatest vocal composers of all time, never wrote an opera (a few, minor bits of juvenalia notwithstanding).